Over the past eight years, I have designed, strategized, art directed, and managed print & digital production in Chicago. I studied Communication Design at Harrington College of Design and focused on Branding & Web Development. I've had the opportunity and pleasure of collaborating with many design professionals in multiple disciplines. I have worked with a wide variety of clients and enjoy the experience with each and every one. Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy what you see.
EXPERIENCE
Graphic Designer (contract) | The Field Museum | Chicago, IL | February 2017 - March 2017
+ Collaborated with team members to design exhibition signage, way-finding signage, button badges, reception posters, volunteer give-away bags, and educational learning plans for K-12 teachers and students
+ Collaborated with a print vendor to prepare files for small and large print
+ Worked with multiple departments and copywriters for preparing and fine-tuning an exhibition proposal document for both digital and print application; prepared graphics, photos, renderings, content, etc.

Project Manager
| Ella's Bubbles, LLC | Chicago, IL | January 2016 - December 2016
Website Design & Maintenance (wordpress, magento, responsive)
+ Graphics, banners, sliders, images, buttons, layout
+ Organization & structure
+ Update downloadable product documents & images
+ Frontend development (HTML, CSS)

Online Marketing, E-Commerce & SEO

+ Development of online marketing & campaign strategies
+ Supervision of Google AdWords & social media blogging
+ E-blast campaign design
+ Creative content development in support of business development

Product Development & Administration

+ Acquire white-label products from manufactures 
+ Development of SKU's, price sheets, product descriptions, specifications, manuals

Sales & Customer Service

+ Sales generation & growth
+ Answer phone & email product questions
+ Respond to customer leads
+ Customer and dealer support

Account Manager
| One Chicago, Inc | Des Plaines, IL | August 2015 - November 2015
+ Client account negotiation
+ New client acquisition through direct marketing
+ Client retention & relationship-building
+ Leadership, coaching & training of others

Communication Designer
| Creative Go-Round | Chicago, IL | January 2011 - July 2013
+ Assisted & consulted with non-profit organizations to revitalize their identity and strategy needs
+ Delivered targeted materials including logos, stationery, brand guidelines, packaging, brochures, postcards, newsletters, catalogs, advertisements, etc.
+ Managed multiple simultaneous clients, projects, & budgets
+ Coordinated with & prepared files for print vendors
FREELANCE
Web Designer | Lang Dental Manufacturing Co. | Remote | June 2016 - Present
+ Performed research on consumer demographics and successful competitor websites and advertisements
+ Collaborated then designed a sitemap and wireframe
+ Created and designed website icons, graphics, artwork, images and call-to-actions
+ Developed website-wide design mockups, then sent to developer for web implementation

Designer & Consultant
| creative will | United States | October 2011 - Present
+ Assisting new & returning clients with identity & campaign needs
+ Delivering targeted materials including logos, graphics, stationery, brand guidelines, catalogs, advertisements, etc.
+ Design, develop & maintain multiple websites for clients
+ Manage multiple simultaneous clients, projects, and budgets

Designer & Consultant
| Creative Kids Corner | Chicago, IL | December 2011 - May 2015
+ Conceptualized, restructured & designed brand identity
+ Developed targeted materials including logos, stationery, brand guidelines, brochures, advertisements, etc.
+ Created & translated subject matter into graphics for promotional materials & social media blogging
+ Designed & maintained website
+ Prepared & maintained print files for press & production
+ 2012 American Graphic Design Award winner for Identity Design
PROJECTS
Graphic Designer | Gerber Collision & Glass | Chicago, IL | May 2012 - August 2012
+ Collaborated with a team of Interior Designers in conjunction with Jones Lang LaSalle to develop a Gerber Design Program prototype that could be implemented into existing facilities nationwide
+ Objectives: Assist with the development of a design concept, customer journey, & create a communication strategy
+ Primary responsibilities included designing verbal and visual themes & graphic treatments for brand featured walls, product displays, campaign promotion banners, window displays, brand stationery, & other promotional materials
EDUCATION
Harrington College of Design | Communication Design | Chicago, IL | January 2010 - May 2015
Madison Area Technical College | Agriculture Technology | Madison, WI | August 2007 - June 2008
North Boone High School | General Education | Poplar Grove, IL | August 2003 - May 2007
DESIGN COMPETENCE
• • • • • • • • • •   Advertising
• • • • • • • • • •   Branding
• • • • • • • • • •   Environmental
• • • • • • • • • •   Grid & Layout
• • • • • • • • • •   HTML / CSS
• • • • • • • • • •   Illustration
• • • • • • • • • •   Image Editing
• • • • • • • • • •   Motion Graphics
• • • • • • • • • •   Package Design
• • • • • • • • • •   Photography
• • • • • • • • • •   Wayfinding
• • • • • • • • • •   Typography
• • • • • • • • • •   UX Design
•  • • • • • • • •   Web Design
TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY
Software
Mac OS X + Windows 10 + Coda 2 + Sketch Up + Microsoft Office + Illustrator CC + Photoshop CC + InDesign CC + After Effects CC + Flash CC + Acrobat Pro DC
Web Applications
Wordpress + Magento + Shopify + Google Apps for Work + Constant Contact + Mailchimp + Basecamp + Dropbox + ownCloud + Bootstrap + cPanel + Hootsuite + Facebook Ads Manager
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